New figures reveal that Dubai International Airport is the sixth busiest in the world.
Airport data shows that passenger traffic increased by 25 per cent in September compared to the same month in 2009; freight volume also rose by 11.3 per cent in the same period.In the first nine months of the year, the airport saw 34,838,359 passengers passing through its terminals – 15.8 per cent higher than in the nine months to September of 2009.
Flights to Dubai from western Europe showed the greatest growth as the state continues to grow in popularity with business and leisure travellers.
“We are seeing expansion across the board, not only from our usual top flight destinations such as India, the UK, Iran and Germany but we are also seeing significant increases in passenger traffic to and from the US, China and Australia,” said Paul Griffiths, chief executive officer, Dubai Airports.
Dubai International Airport has two terminals and uses e-gate technology to help speed up passenger boarding.
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